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The Rising Sun Bar & Bistro

95 Williams Esp, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4059 0889
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
95 Williams Esp, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Popped in and have been impressed. Delicious meals, nicely presented and very tasty. A bottle of French champagne comes for a really reasonable price. Friendly staff. A place to come back to.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jomael
Reviewed 28 July 2018

I've eaten here countless times over the last 8 years and they never cease to impress me every dish I have tried is superb. Great range of dishes to suit every palate and every age group Cheers Guys keep up the great work

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank smilingness
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Bit of a let down. My partner and I ordered the special which was a taco platter with a jug of sangria. Firstly, the waiter said we would get 9 tacos, we got 6. Then when another waiter delivered the food she said it was...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JonnyPreece
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

The choice in Palm Cove can be a little overwhelming. However, this was good value with with that all important view of the beach. A special mention for the service which was particularly friendly.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 651seand
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We wandered down the Main Street and the $50 tacos and sangria deal appeared and appealed. Even my super frugal boyfriend (read: stingy) thought this was great value. They kindly accommodated our request to swap the fish tacos to chicken. Really tasty and fun to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Catherine G
Reviewed 13 July 2018

My wife and I chose to lunch at this restaurant. Firstly it took 15 minutes to ask if we would like some drinks which we did order as with our lunch order. Secondly it took a further 15 minutes to receive our drinks. Third, it...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JohnC043
Reviewed 7 July 2018

We stopped off here just after 3pm and ordered a sharing plate from the specials menu. Delicious cold meats, amazing prawns and various pickled vegetables and dips. This was accompanied by really good griddled bread. It was tasty and surprisingly filling. Certainly one of the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

This was an awesome place to eat. There was a great menu, great staff. It was a very relaxing and chilled place. We went back multiple times

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Shell C
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

All the front of house staff were very good. The service was excellent and would match any quality restaurant. The food let them down. The chicken parmigiana was forgettable being at once oily and dry. The ribs were a large portion and the snapper cooked...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank HattieLola
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

My partner and I enjoyed an excellent dinner tonight with some of the best service I have ever seen, courtesy of the new general manager. Service went above and beyond at all stages of the experience including working around our complex dietary requests. Definitely would...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank adamnewton1
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2 October 2018|
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Response from BryceM286 | Property representative |
Yes. The chefs are more than happy to assist with gluten free requests. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Geoff W
23 May 2015|
Response from our56 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about that review but my review may shed some light on it more clearly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95 Williams Esp, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Palm Cove
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4059 0889
  • E-mail
Standing proudly in the middle of Williams esplanade we offer all day dining with a relaxed coastal vibe. We focus on being a house of good food and a home of hospitality, offering locally sourced products, a great variety of beverages, outside dining and a kids corner. So go where the locals go and come on down to The Rising Sun!
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